On June 10, 2016, I gave a gallery talk at the Yale University Art Gallery, in conjunction with the recent installation of five works on paper by American artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016).
The Yale University Art Gallery has seven works on paper by Bartow, dating from 1985 to 1989. These early works are from the Richard Brown Baker collection and have not been exhibited before. Fellow PhD candidate Sequoia Miller and I proposed the installation and wrote the gallery text.
The audience for the afternoon talk included a wonderful group of Yale students, faculty, and New Haven residents. The accompanying photo features Yale Native students and me.
“Gallery Talk, A Pacific Coast Artist: The Life and Art of Rick E. Bartow”
Raised along the Oregon coast, artist Rick E. Bartow (1946–2016), a member of the Wiyot tribe of northern California, incorporated the Pacific Coast environment into his unique figurative drawings. Focusing on works by Bartow in the Gallery’s collection on view in the Jane and Richard Levin Study Gallery, Anya Montiel, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, discusses how Bartow’s life and homeland informed his works.